The island of Tenerife lies in the middle of a seven island archipelago some 200km to the west of Morocco surrounded by the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic. Due to it´s relatively close proximity to the equator it enjoys a very favourable climate, which has ensured it the affectionate nickname of “The Island of Eternal Spring.”
Los Cristianos is situated on the Southern tip of the island and is home to a peaceful harbour. The town of Los Cristianos has always been popular. For over 300 years from the 16-18th Century it was popular with pirates, but fortunately the days of pirates and swashbuckling have given way to resort which has seamlessly managed to incorporate modern facilities and attractions whilst maintaining the historical quarter of the resort in all of its it natural unspoilt beauty and glory. This incorporation of the modern and the historical and of course the fantastic weather give a real insight into why Los Cristianos has remained so popular.
The island is easily accessible from the UK and Ireland, with most major airports providing direct flights to the islands southern Reina Sofia airport. Flight times are relatively short at around three and a half hours, with the resort of Los Cristianos being a mere ten minute taxi or bus journey from the airport. Once in Los Cristianos there are a multitude of things to see and do to please all ages. However, if you have come to Tenerife to relax the fantastic climate affords that you can simply find a quiet corner and just soak up the atmosphere and of course the sunshine too.
THE OLD QUARTER
Located in the centre of Los Cristianos is the reformed Chapel of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The surrounding plaza falls away towards the tranquil harbour down busy and interesting side streets, which are home to many aspects of beautiful architecture, peaceful courtyards typical Canarian dwellings and many shops too. There are also many traditional Canarian restaurants. So, do not miss the chance to sample some of the local delicacies.
Either side of the harbour are the glorious golden sand beaches of Playa de Los Cristianos and Playa Las Vistas. These world class award winning beaches play host to a myriad of water-sports, volleyball and other activities. So you can take your pick from deep sea fishing, scuba diving and boat trips. Just don´t forget to take time to watch the spectacular sunset and admire the fabulous sand sculptures.
Los Cristianos boasts a wide of array of bars and restaurants which cater for a wide diversity of tastes and cultures. In addition you can go whale and dolphin spotting and a five minute taxi ride will deliver you to the brand new global attraction that is Siam Park. This water park is home to an amazing man made beach, numerous slides and rides and also the largest wave machine in the world.
We have a wide range of Self Catering accommodation available in Los Cristianos. Choose from a wide range of Self Catering Villa Rentals and Holiday Lettings and make sure that you find the perfect Holiday Rentals for you and your travelling party.
Los Cristianos also has convenient access to the main motorway which gives you the chance to explore the rest of this wonderful destination. There are many other wonderful resorts to explore too, such as Adeje Golf, La Caleta, Playa de Las Americas and Fanabe to name but a few.Tenerife is dominated by the majestic volcano Mt Teide, which standing at nearly 4000m tall is the highest part of Spanish Territory. Surrounding the volcano is the Teide National Park which has sprawling pine forests, whose shade provides a perfect site for a picnic. The north of the island is home to the capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife which is a shopping paradise housing many boutiques and well known brand name stores from back home, yet with a slightly cheaper price tag. In addition you can also explore further around the coast from the capital in the resort of Puerto de la Cruz, the initial starting point of tourism on the island. There you can enjoy unspoilt views of the sunset and the world famous Loro Parque and its associated parrot and killer whale shows.
With all of this just four hours away next time you are planning a holiday make sure you choose Los Cristianos, Tenerife.